When the piece was delivered to my house, the artist and I stood together again, taking it in as the sunlight from the windows hit the colors, making them come alive and achieve an almost otherworldly vibrancy. It’s got every possible shade of blue, mixed with gold, white and purple. “Those are your colors, Kim,” he said. “This is what I see in your aura and the energy that I feel around you.” I already knew that what makes him extraordinary is his ability to see auras and his sensitivity to unseen energies around people, but I was unaware he had painted mine. What an amazing gift he had given me! Of course I would love it even more, knowing I was part of the artwork. … [Read more...] about Creating An Emotional Response From Your Web Site
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For months now I’ve been tackling the theory that our online behavior and the actions we take after visiting a web site are somehow tied to, or dependent on, unseen energy forces. It’s not unlike how we physically feel when we’re exposed to people, environments or situations. I became very interested in health sites and whether or not they accurately targeted visitors and consumers arriving in various emotional or mental states. In fact, any product, service and brand created to benefit a human has an enormous job attempting to meet the needs of what may be thousands of different types of users. … [Read more...] about How Does Your Web Site Make Visitors Feel?
Under the unique visitors chart is additional data. The “regions” data is something brought over from Google Trends for keywords, which shows how popular your site is by searchers in specific regions. The key new data here is “also visited” and “also search for…” data. The “also visited” data shows sites that searchers also visited based on correlated search data Google has. The “also search for…” shows other searches the searcher searched for that is related to this site. Google will show up to ten data points per section, but often might show less data than ten. … [Read more...] about Google Trends Comes To Web Sites: Trends For Web Sites
This is something you should really be thinking about on a regular basis, but web sites often get ignored in the daily grind of running a small business. Ask yourself: How fresh is the content on my site? Do any pages need to be updated? How does my site look? Is it time for a more professional or modern design? Does my site offer the kind of features or tools that let my customers get what they want when they visit? … [Read more...] about A Small Business Year-End Web Site Checklist
It’s tough to be a small business in today’s fast paced world. Small businesses not only have to know their core industry inside out, but now they have the additional burden of being proficient in online marketing. Since many small businesses have limited staff, most people within these companies wear multiple hats, from CEO to webmaster. Unfortunately, this often means the person responsible for the web site knows very little about it. Everything may seem to run flawlessly for a time, but then, when something goes wrong, they are left scrambling for help and at the mercy of their Internet service provider (ISP). … [Read more...] about What You Don’t Know About Your Web Site Can Hurt You